Nathan Pearman

Nathan Pearman


It did not take long for Nathan to realize his potential as a lawyer. While completing the UF Honors Program as a National Merit Scholar, he competed nationally in cross-examination debate and has spent years judging and coaching competitions. The skillset Nathan developed through competitive debate undoubtedly contributed to his seamless transition into the legal field.

After receiving the Rush Record Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law while attending The University of Texas School of Law, Nathan graduated with honors. During law school, Nathan served as Symposium Chair and Chief Articles Editor for the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. He also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Susan G. Braden, United States Court of Federal Claims, and the Honorable Myron H. Thompson, United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

Today, Nathan’s practice focuses mostly on commercial litigation matters, including real estate litigation, business torts litigation, breach of contract actions, fraud claims, trade secrets litigation, unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duties claims, employment litigation, appellate litigation, environmental damages, deceptive trade practices claims, and securities and transactional litigation. Nathan has successfully tried cases in state and federal court, including obtaining one of the top ten contracts jury verdicts in Texas in 2011, according to the Texas Lawyer.

While he has had favorable outcomes representing individuals and smaller businesses in various stages of commercial matters, Nathan has also successfully defended multiple Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes cases. Nathan represented a Fortune 500 company in defending against complex, multiparty environmental claims seeking in excess of $1 billion in damages. Another case involving a global medical device manufacturer went to a five-week bench trial in the High Court of Justice of England and Wales, Queen’s Bench Division. After a long and exhausting battle, Nathan’s team successfully defended the manufacturer in an eight-figure breach of contract dispute. Even on a global level, Nathan has proven he is a skilled attorney who gets results, which is why HDBD is proud to have him in its Dallas office.

Telephone: 214.346.3788
Fax: 214.267.4288
8750 N. Central Expy.
Suite 1600
Dallas, Texas 75231

Curriculum Vitae

  • Education
    The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. (2010)
    • Rush Record Presidential Scholar in Law
    TEXAS JOURNAL ON CIVIL LIBERTIES AND CIVIL RIGHTS, Symposium Chair, Vol. 14; Chief Articles Editor, Vol. 15
    • Constance Baker Motley National Moot Court in Constitutional Law

    University of Florida, B.A. (2007)
    • National Merit Scholarship Recipient
    • National Debate Tournament (NDT), Champion
    • Cross-Examination Debate Association (CEDA)
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Honors & Awards
    • Recognized among Super Lawyers® Texas Rising Stars by Thompson Reuters (2014-2016)
    • Best LGBT Lawyer Under 40, Class of 2012, awarded by the National LGBT Bar Association
    • Top Jury Verdict of 2011, Number 8 (Contracts), listed in Texas Lawyer
  • Professional Affiliations & Activites
    • Dallas Bar Association, Business Litigation Section
    • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL)
    • National LGBT Bar Association
    • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
    • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section